Original Outdoors Tutorials

We have created this series of outdoor skills tutorial videos and articles to help people learn new skills, techniques or just see how somebody else does it.

The process of learning a new skill is different for everybody – some people need to attend a course or have somebody show them each step, others can pick it up just from a short explanation or demonstration. The aim of these videos and articles is to show how an experienced instructor or skilled person performs a task or builds something.

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Tutorial Articles and Videos

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    Axe Safety Basics – Simple rules for using an axe safely in the woods, at camp or at home
    June 30, 2019 by
    Axes are great. I use them every week, and have been swinging them around for at least 20 years. They are versatile tools, and as important as a crafting item as an outdoor safety/survival tool. I couldn’t do my job without one. Continue reading ...
  • VIDEO: Choosing an Air Rifle Scope
    VIDEO: Choosing an Air Rifle Scope
    September 14, 2017 by
    Choosing an Air Rifle Scope Over the last 12 months or so we have made a couple of visits to Tonys Camo in Saltney to take advantage of his generosity and create some short videos on buying an air rifle, choosing an airgun caliber and how to...
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    VIDEO: How to zero an airgun scope
    October 20, 2016 by
    How to zero an airgun scope Setting the sights on your target Tony from Tony’s Camo and Airgun Centre in Saltney comes back for this second video on the use of airguns. In the shooting range adjacent to his shop he shows me how he teaches people...
  • how to choose your first airgun
    VIDEO: How to choose an airgun
    October 19, 2016 by
    How to choose an air rifle Buying your first airgun Tony Dobson from Tonys Camo and Airgun Centre in Saltney kindly gave us some time to explain the basics of buying an air rifle in the UK. The video details the different types of air rifle commonly...
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    How to sharpen an axe!
    September 26, 2016 by
    How to sharpen an axe! In another of our series of tutorial videos with green woodworker (and axe hoarder) Doug Don we look at his technique for sharpening axes, using inexpensive materials and a technique that can learned easily and done safely. It’s a longer video, but...
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    How to make a mallet!
    September 26, 2016 by
    How to make a mallet! Green woodworker Doug Don from Heartwood Treen shows us how to make a useful camp tool in a few minutes using a green piece of wood, a saw and an axe. A mallet can be made quickly if you have the right...
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    How to make a spatula (flat spoon)
    September 23, 2016 by
    How to make a spatula (flat spoon) In this video I spend some time in the woods with Doug Don learning how to split down and process a log into a useful kitchen implement. Even if you aren’t interested in making a spatula there is a lot...
  • rigging a tarp for camping
    VIDEO: How to rig a tarp
    June 15, 2016 by
    VIDEO: How to set up a tarp in the woods Simple rigging for a DD Hammocks tarp In a two part video I share how I set up my DD Hammocks 3m x 3m tarpaulin for wild camping and general camp use. It’s a quick, simple and...